Jack Michael Rueter
General Information


Date of Birth: March 23, 1961
Birth Place: Renton, Washington, USA
Marital Status: Married 1999
Wife: Olga V. Jerina, PhD (Частицы в мордовских языков ‘Particles in the Mordvin Languages’. Tartu, Estonia, 1997)
Children: William Yoro Jackentsorazo (2000), Henry Ivan Jackentsorazo (2002)


Yläkiventie 3 A 4
00920 Helsinki

Tel: +358 (0)50 5322061
Email: (given name).(surname)(at)helsinki.fi

Language proficiency

English (L1), Finnish (University of Helsinki, Minor),
(oral, written): Erzya, Estonian, Swedish;
Russian, Komi, German, Hungarian, North Sámi


Secondary School:
Kent Meridian Senior High
Kent, Washington, USA 1978

Exchange Student: (Youth for Understanding) to Järvenpää 1978-1979

Higher Education:
Admitted to University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, USA. Spring of 1982

Admitted to University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland. Autumn 1982

M.A. Finno-Ugrian Studies, University of Helsinki, April 30, 1996
PhD. Modern Languages, General Linguistics, University of Helsinki, December 23, 2010.

Subsequent Courses and Research:

2001 Vilem Matesius Seminar Praga, Czech. 19.-30.03.2001

2001 Max-Planck Institute. Leipzig, Germany. 1.-28.09.2001

2004 University of Tromsø, Norway. 5-11.09.2004

2004 University of Helsinki, Department of General Linguistics and Language Technology. Helsinki, Finland. 13.9.2004 to Present

2010 University of Helsinki, Modern Languages. December 11, 2010 Public dissertation on Erzya morphology:
Adnominal person in the morphological system of Erzya

2010-2011 Helsinki, Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura 'Finno-Ugrian Society' function December 1, 2010 - March 31, 2011:
Sound and transcription alignment utilizing "ELAN" language archiving technology, (see www.lat-mpi.eu/tools/elan/).

2011 University of Tromsø, Norway. January 24 - February 2, 2011 Barents Region Komi Kildin Seminar:
Hands-on preparation work for a minority-language digital infrastructure project. The seminar addressed the component reguirements for the construction of Kildin Sámi and Komi-language proofing tools, whereas the proofing tools will be direct derivatives of open-source finite-state descriptions, structure and development of lexicon, phonetics and morphology components of the individual languages. (See http://giellatekno.uit.no/plan/barents/index.html).